get your hands dirty

I love my macbook pro. Like a fat kid loves cake. But sometimes I miss getting my hands dirty. Lately I've been feeling a pull to get my hands dirty again. I pulled out the sewing machine this week, and started sketching up some designs for my neglected, but not forgotten print gocco. I even started dreaming about reviving the freakish love I had for screen printing while in college. 

I've found that as much as I love designing in front of the computer, when I step away and get creative in other ways, my design gets better. That's why I love cooking so much. It's a completely different, but rewarding creative process. 

So how about you? What do you do to get your hands dirty and stay engaged?

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